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Spinning mulberry silk by Elizabethjunean
Spinning helper by Elizabethjunean
Scrap Fabric Rug: Complete! by flufdrax
Fabric yarn skeins in snow by flufdrax
Handspun Yarn
Spun Cotton by REMylius
Confetti Art Yarn by REMylius
Washed and dried Wool by Elizabethjunean
White Dorset and Blue Merino/Silk Yarn by Elizabethjunean
Handspun Works In Progress
Handspun Colorplay 35 Single by Isolated-Design
Fancy Pants Club July 2013 Halfway done by ewm
Falkland wool spun on Russian spindle by Elizabethjunean
Suri Alpaca Progression of Spinning by ewm
Handdyed and Handpainted Fiber
Easter Egg Dye Disaster by Elizabethjunean
Success with Blue KoolAid. by Elizabethjunean
Spring Among the Snow by flufdrax
Hand Dyed Silk by ChocoboGoddess
Items Made from Handspun
Bells by TheLovelyLandofMary
Here Be Dragonflies by FearlessFibreArts
Water Lilies by FearlessFibreArts
Lazy Sunset by FearlessFibreArts
Recycled Paper Whorl Drop Spindle by flufdrax
2nd Recycled Paper Whorl Drop Spindle by flufdrax
Lightweight Recycled Paper Spindle by flufdrax
White Sands Flower, Recycled Paper Spindle by flufdrax
Artistic Photos
Jenkins Jusy Batty Challenge by ewm
Fairy Fiberland by Elizabethjunean
Silk and Wool 2 by ChocoboGoddess
Silk and Wool 1 by ChocoboGoddess






We have been a quiet little group, but we've been getting submissions all along. If you haven't added anything to the gallery yet, please do! I hope you will show off your lovely yarn. Whether you're a pro or a total newbie, all yarn is beautiful, so I do hope you aren't holding off because you think your yarn isn't "good" enough. Show us your best colors, your most complicated projects, and your favorite skeins!

I'd also like to welcome ewm as our new "co-founder". She can help you with questions if you need anything as well. You may recognize her from some of the most intensely wrapped Turkish spindles I've ever seen. ;)
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QuirkyBits-n-Pieces Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok, everyone...need some advice!!  I got my new spinning wheel in the mail today wooohooo!  Which means this newbie gets to practice more now that I have a wheel at home.  But being a newbie with a new wheel means double the learning curve right!  Here is the problem.  While my mother was teaching me on her wheel she showed me how to spin on a length of yarn and then pull it back off the bobbin to let it ply onto itself to help test the amount of twist I was putting in the yarn. Well, new wheel, I get everything set up, or so I thought but now, I can’t get it to let me pull off a bit to test that spin. I’m sure it is user error here, and since I got the Aura it is totally different from my mother’s wheel so she isn’t sure how to help.  just in case I've lost you, I made a little video…Can you check this out and give me some advice?? ANYONE, pretty please help!
ewm Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there!!
I have the Aura so I can help you out :D

The first thing you should do is adjust the height of the head. The head itself can be raised and lowered via the bolt up in front. You want to make sure that the tension is loose on the black drive band when the tension knob is set to no tension not so loose that it's going to fly off and when the tension knob is screwed in all the way the tension is tight. Currently you have a pretty light tension on the knob but the over all tension of the band is pretty snug. It should cooperate a lot better once you get the head lowered to reduce some of that extra tension.

As for testing your test you don't need to pull it off the bobbin. Usually there is at least a foot of spun single between me and the wheel and this can be let to twist on itself to see what your twist is like.

Please feel free to poke me any time for help on your Aura. I adore mine it's such a great wheel. :)
QuirkyBits-n-Pieces Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you soooooo MUCH this helped!  Thanks for the offer of future help as well!
were-were-wolfy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am a newbie to spinning with the spinning wheel myself and can help you only little. Of course once you really start spinning you normally don't test the amount of twist like that anymore. With a spinning wheel you get twist, because the flyer is spinning slower then the bobbin. Most spinning wheels have a mechanism to influence how much twist you get in the yarn. There are descriptions about the most common drive systems here:…
If your mothers wheel has a different system, it would of course behave differently.
According to this site… the aura is a double drive spinning wheel. (…
This means the twist is regulated by how tight the drive bands are. This could very well be your problem.
QuirkyBits-n-Pieces Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for trying to help.  Unfortunately the drive on this wheel is a bit different, but I got it all worked out for now! :)
QuirkyBits-n-Pieces Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a ton for the group acceptance!!  Can't wait to share what all we have spun and get to know everyone!!

Elizabethjunean Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I submit to the artistic photo folder?
ewm Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately the galleries aren't set up to be submitted to directly. The only way to submit is to submit to featured and then Jenny can move them. She could open this up if she goes into the Manage Members page to allow submission to each of the galleries. :)
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